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Last updated: 29 January 2020
Datum:zaterdag 21 november 1959
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-4
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Ariana Afghan Airlines
Registratie: YA-BAG
Constructienummer: 18367
Bouwjaar: 1944
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 5 / inzittenden: 5
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 19 / inzittenden: 22
Totaal:slachtoffers: 24 / inzittenden: 27
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:ca 30 km NE of Beirut International Airport (BEY) (   Libanon)
Fase: InitiŽle klim (ICL)
Soort vlucht:Internationale lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Beirut International Airport (BEY/OLBA), Libanon
Vliegveld van aankomst:Tehran-Mehrabad Airport (THR/OIII), Iran
Vluchtnummer: 202
Ariana Afghan flight 202 arrived at Beirut at 23:30 GMT on November 20 after a flight from Frankfurt. Technical difficulties caused a delay of about 20 hours. The next day the flight took off from runway 18 for a flight to Tehran, Kandahar and Kabul. Some 2 minutes following takeoff the plane crashed in the hills of Aramoun.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The accident was attributed to a combination of: 1) a navigational error - in that the pilot did not right turn out as early as he should have, either because he forgot or because he was distracted by some unusual occurrence; and 2) a fire indication (or possibly a fire) in no.1 engine which induced the pilot to start fire emergency action with a resulting reduction in the rate of turn and the rate of climb."

» ICAO Accident Digest, Circular 62-AN/57 (213-216)


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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Beirut International Airport en Tehran-Mehrabad Airport bedraagt 1449 km (906 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkís opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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Douglas DC-4

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